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to be our next attorney general. >> the first confirmation hearing is under way for one of president-elect donald trump's nominees, and the hearing has not been without interruption. you just saw police removing a protester. it's just the first issue facing officers trying to maintain control. >> right now, cleanup crews at this manassas school. what has to be done before students can return to the classrooms there. and it is a cold start to the day. still cold outside right now. but we do have rain moving in later tonight, and a big warmup. i'll show you how warm it will get, coming up. news4 midday starts now.
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hi, everyone. good morning. i'm angie goff. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. jeff sessions' confirmation hearing is under way. he is vying to become the next attorney general. that hearing has already been interrupted more than one time due to protesters voicing their opposition to him. in his opening remarks, he addressed criticism over his civil rights record head-on. >> i deeply understand the history of civil rights in our country, and the horrendous impact that relateness and systemic discrimination, and the denial of voting rights has had on our african-american brothers and sisters. i have witnessed it. we must continue to move forward and never back. >> before things got under way, protesters dressed in kkk robes and hoods, heckled sessions as he arrived for the hearing. they were immediately escorted out. be sure to have the nbc
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we will send updates throughout the day. this is the first of several confirmation hearings taking place this week. democrats complained the jam-packed schedule will prevent them from attending all of the hearings. here is a look at what to expect the next couple days. retired marine corps general john kelly will go before lawmakers later today. he is expected to be chosen to lead the department of homeland security. hearings will take place tomorrow for secretary of state nominee rex tillerson and transportation secretary nominee, elaine chao. and today president obama heads home to chicago to deliver his farewell address. as many as 20,000 people are expected to attend. he plans to celebrate what's changed for the better in the past eight years. and also give his thoughts on where to go from here. the president is also expected to defend his signature legislative achievement, the affordable care act. you can watch the president's speech right here on nbc 4, starting at 9:00 p.m. and turning back to the cold weather out
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this morning one school is closed because of frozen pipes. news4's justin finch joins us live from outside manassas elementary school, baldwin elementary school with more on this. hi, justin. >> yeah, angie. some 650 students now out of school. the pipe are you positive durind on a third floor inside. restoration crews working around the clock to make repairs and clean up ever since. at baldwin elementary, students and staff are off and crews are in, readying the school for a return to normal. >> progress is under way. we're assessing the situation. >> early this morning, manassas city public schools sent parents a note, reading in part, there will be no school for baldwin students today, tuesday, january 10th, because of standing water in the building, due to frozen pipes and no heat. a cleanup crew is onsite to remove the water. >> we have a lot of insulation and stuff. >> reporter: manassas city school's financing
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on repairs. >> between 2:00 and 2:30 this morning, we had a heating coil on the third floor to start leaking. >> reporter: he says chemically treated water began pouring down from the third floor, triggering saturated ceiling tiles to fall and setting off an alarm. that got police and school officials on campus in the middle of the night. >> it could have been a lot worse than it was. >> reporter: and this morning, crews are still at work inside. we are told there is no significant damage to classrooms or instructional materials. the water we are talking about here is chemically treated to heat and cool that building. so officials want to be extra sure everything is cleaned up and repaired before resuming classes tomorrow. we are told word on that could come as soon as early this afternoon. we are live in manassas. i'm justin finch, news4. back into to you. >> we also just learned that pennington traditional school in
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water due to a water main break there. the school remains open. so we told you, another very cold morning around here. but there is a warmup in sight. storm team 4 meteorologist sheena par convene is here with what we can expect. >> yeah, there is a warmup in sight so finally you can put the heavy coat away after today. we have seen a little bit of snow this morning, though, even around frederick right now, we're seeing still the snow. but it is on its way out. most reports right around a trace, north and west of the district. right now, though, cloudy skies, 30 degrees. by noon, 33 degrees. by 4:00 p.m., we're above freezing, 35. we're still warming up by 9:00 p.m., and there is a chance we could see maybe a little bit of freezing rain across part of the area, not everybody, but rain moves in as we go overnight tonight, and could see some around for part of the morning commute tomorrow. coming up, we take a closer look at that and the big warmup, straight ahead. >> sheena, thank you. we are working to learn what caused the deadly crash in centreville. around 2:30 this
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you can see what was left of the van as it went off the road and into a tree. we know one person died there. fairfax county police tell us one car was involved in the crash and no one was hurt. the entire morning, route 28 had delays because one lane was getting by. chopper 4 was over the scene of a six-car crash in loudoun county this morning. this happened on lovettsville road. virginia state police say it involved a tractor-trailer, three cars, a van and a cherry picker truck. you can see that car was badly damaged here. three people taken to the hospital, three others treated at the scene. the cause is under vehicl investigation. responding on twitter to accusations over the deadly smoke incident. that incident happened two years ago this week. metro is running from responsibility by pointing the finger, quote, at the very people who run towards danger to save others. en
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and firefighters and paramedics failing to manage the response. and in page wo paperwork, metro says as a result of d.c. fire and emergency diverse, utter disregard to responding to such emergencies. metro rail passengers experienced injuries that were more severe than they otherwise would have been, and the event ended in tragedy, end quote. metro is also calling for all lawsuits to be dropped against the transit agency. if it's not smoke, then it's delays that frustrate some of you who ride metro. rail cars are a huge problem. on thursday, officials will tell the metro board that 60% of the delays are because of rail car breakdowns. at least four times a day, people are forced off the train because of issues like this. metro is in the process of retiring the oldest rail cars in the fleet. we are waiting to learn why the washington monument lost power aga
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night, the second time in less than a week. electricians say they have traced this latest issue to a ground fault and plan to look into it more today. lawmakers anxious to hear from the head of the fbi later today. he'll testify about hearing about russian hacking, why he would be questioned about another subject all together. and trump's son-in-law has a new job title. the steps he's taking right now to make the move to washington.
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senate democrats launch the first of what will likely be several efforts to defend the affordable care act on monday. they took to the floor last night for a talk-a-thon. they painted republican efforts to repeal the law as reckless and chaotic for the u.s. health care system. some republicans dismissed the democrats' efforts, noting it coincided with the college football national championship. fbi director, james comey and the heads of several other agencies will testify before the senate intelligence committee today. they're expected to discuss russia's interference in the election. this will be comey's first public appearance before congress since he announced that the fbi was studying additional e-mails connected to hillary clinton. he later announced that clinton should not face any charges in the e-mail investigation. democrats could question him about the issue at today's hearing. president-elect trump's son-in-law will have a posn
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senior adviser to the president, a position that will give kushner heavy influence on the new administration. nbc's peter alexander has details. >> jared is a very successful real estate person, but i actually think he likes politics more than he likes real estate. i'm going to tell you. >> praised by trump, kushner was by his side for some of the biggest decisions along the way, despite having no political experience. kushner, who lobbied his father-in-law to select mike pence for vp, will have unique influence inside the walls of the white house. alongside chief strategist, steve bannon, and chief of staff, reince priebus. officials say he'll take no salary, but will be involved. trump says kushner could play a key part in the middle east process. while his role has fueled speculation, kushner has been taking steps to distance himself from his real estate business, kushner and companies. his attorney telling nbc news, mr. kushner is committed to
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complying with federal ethics laws, that he'll resign as ceo with his family business. >> he needs to cease and desist immediately. he has tried to have his cake and eat it too. >> reporter: a top adviser says the president is exempt from a federal anti nepotism law, created with his brother as attorney general. in the 90s, federal judges supported president clint on's move to put his wife in charge of federal reform efforts. donald trump could face questions tomorrow at his news conference. days left until the inauguration. the fbi says it is ready to go. the agency says it has confidence that it has the tools it needs to keep next weekend safe for everybody. news4's pat collins went inside the command center to find out more. >> reporter: at the fbi washington field office, in a windowless room upstairs,
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agents will execute the inauguration day security plan. there are cameras to monitor the movements in the city, and bosses from virtually all the badge-carrying agencies will be here. if and when something needs to be done. are you ready? >> we are ready. we've become planning and preparing for this for many, many months now. we've done it before. we do this type of work each and every day. so we're confident and ready for the event. >> this looks like carbon monoxide, sulfide gas. >> reporter: on the street today, the fbi displayed some of the tools they can use, well, if they have to. robots, bomb suits, explosive detection devices. they even have a medical unit to respond if need be.
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we're a life support capable unit so we can do cardiac care, ivs, advanced airway. everything you see in a typical medical unit. >> reporter: for people planning on attending the inauguration, this message from the fbi. >> we want everybody to come out and participate and enjoy the event. but we also ask everyone to be aware and vigilant while they're out there. pat collins reporting there. with such tight security, some downtown businesses you rely on may be closed on inauguration day. the police chief says first will work to accommodate any businesses that choose to stay open. he worked downtown and have to go in next friday. be sure to bring your i.d. and leave yourself some extra time to get around. right now, family, friends and state officials are saying goodbye to former virginia state senator, charles keoghan. his
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he was elected as a state senator in 1975, and retired at the beginning of last year. the 90-year-old passed away last week in hospice care. the facebook-wide video showing that chicago teenager being beaten and tore toured is really disturbing. but unfortunately, this is not unusual, we have learned. many say this is an example of a type of mistreatment people with special needs often face. news4's megan fitzgerald has reaction from one local family. >> music is his biggest thing. he sings karaoke songs. >> reporter: music makes raj's son smile. it's what he loves. and forage, these moments are priceless. >> his biggest handicap is he's autistic and he doesn't have communication skills. >> reporter: he was diagnosed when he was 2 years old. sure, it's a challenge for him. but he tries not to allow autism to control
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morning. >> i went to work. >> reporter: working is just one of many things he enjoys. >> the saddest part is we can see the personality in him. we can see who the person is. and i'm sure he feels even more frustrated. >> reporter: what's sad and even more heartbreaking is when raj says he saw this video. four chicago area adults filming themselves torturing an 18-year-old with special needs for more than 25 minutes. the video was streaming live on facebook. >> people with intellectual disability are actually bullied two-thirds times more than the average person. >> reporter: kirsten secler is the chief marketing officer for special olympics, which is an organization that uses sports to change attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities. she says oftentimes simple acts of kindness can go a long way. >> say something like "hello" to someone you might feel is different or being isolated. it makes all the difference. >> reporter: raj says those gestures have made a
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in his life. now he's hoping this video encourages more people to show compassion towards those who oftentimes can be defenseless. >> it is ten to hundreds times worse for a special needs kid to be mocked. because, again, going back to -- they cannot express themselves. >> bye. >> reporter: megan fitzgerald, news4. rain is headed our way. sheena is back after the break with the big changes that follow that rain. and take a look at the newest member of the prince george's county police department. he needs one thing, though, before he can report to duty. we are going to tell you how you can help out. stay withs. u
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all right. more rain and now the flooding threat. it's all widespread in california. we've been reporting on this for the last couple days. the region is being hammered right now by the so-called pine apple express. >> miguel almaguer reports rivers are rising and cresting to levels not seen in years. >> reporter: overnight, more misery for waterlogged california. the state crippled by drought now being punished with a deluge. a deadly, steady storm, watching away roads. bringing down trees across the west. and coating a
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a brutal deep freeze. the roads turn dangerous quickly. too many spinouts to count. in washington, one family, including this 4-year-old girl, rescued by firefighters. with dozens of rivers swollen above flood stage, hundreds of evacuations ordered in reno, nevada, while homeowners in guerneville, california, are losing ground. it's not just the river rising. mountains are crumbling. mudslides leaving many homeowners on shaky ground, and nerves on edge. >> mudslides coming probably from a couple hundred yards up the hill. just came back with a vengeance. >> reporter: this storm system could dump as much as 10 inches of rain and 9 feet of snow. already in lake tahoe, 33.6 billion gallons of fresh water is poured into the
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downstream. >> miguel almaguer reporting there. obviously not dealing with that sort of rain and flooding. but we are dealing with cold. >> yeah, showers on the way, right? >> cold today, showers -- right, aaron? >> absolutely. they are coming. >> we talked about it a little bit earlier. >> aaron will be out there in the rain, reporting for us. >> that's not going to happen. he's an indoor cat. >> no, cold today. it will continue to be cold this afternoon. it's going to be 10 degrees warmer than yesterday, though. we are on a warming trend. that is good news, if you want the warm air to come back. we do have rain in the forecast for tonight. right now, temperatures are still around freezing. mostly below freezing. 30 degrees in the district. leesburg, 28 degrees. so it's still cold outside, and here is your outlook for the referred of the day today. now, the orange is just about a moderate impact. the p.m. commute, cold, but it is going to be staying dry. but again, still cold. bus stop, you
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still want the warm jacket. maybe not the heaviest jacket you had on this morning, but slowly warming up this afternoon. late dinner, late rain moving in. so keep that in mind. temperature trend. there is the warmup, normal high 43. today still below normal. by wednesday, mid 50s. by thursday, 63 degrees. that's 20 degrees above normal. by friday, still above normal, but dropping back into the 50s. here's a look at the radar right now. so the snow we were tracking earlier this morning, it's moved farther up to the north, and east. but it is leaving the area. frederick getting out of any snowfall, so it is leaving us. and some parts have reported about a trace of snow. that's about it. temperatures now are going to keep climbing through the afternoon. here's 10:00 p.m. tonight, though. around 40 degrees. but areas north and west of the district could be seeing the possibility of some freezing rain. if some of this precip gets here before temperatures get warm enough, we could have a brief
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temperatures continuing to rise. that's through the district. but 1:00 in the morning. so a lot of the rain for tonight will be overnight. so many of you will actually be sleeping. 4:00 tomorrow morning, we could have some showers language everything for the earliest part of the commute. we clear out through the middle of the day and another round moves in tomorrow night. the rain will be here and then we go into thursday, and we'll be dry. look at those temperatures on thursday. we are in the 60s. not today, though. today upper 30s for a high temperature, staying just about mostly cloudy. tonight, the rain moves in. the chance of freezing rain north and west. again, that would be very brief. but we will be watching those chances. overnight, you see that 40. so temperatures keep going up overnight and areas of fog developing, too. so the warming trend is under way. 54 tomorrow. 64 on thursday. friday back into the 50s. and over the weekend, we cool down. watching for a chance of a wintry mix come saturday. and next week so far looks like we' g
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50s. so not too bad. >> all right. we like it. sheena, thank you. they are celebrating big-time this morning in south carolina. the clemson tigers beat alabama. crimson tide, to win the national championship. >> after seeing that finish, it was unbelievable. you have to see how everything ended. take a look for yourself. >> watch this. touchdown! >> yeah. clemson qb, deshawn watson, leading his team down the field and throws the winning touchdown with just one second left. the tigers came back from a four-game point deficit to beat the favorite, alabama. 35-31 last night in tampa. last year you might remember alabama beat clemson 35-40. this is clemson's first college football title. since 1981. my whole family grew up clemson. my grand father had these 1981 coke bottles
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were displayed like trophies in the house. so god rest his soul. but, yeah, huge win for clemson. everybody pulling for a trilogy. >> wouldn't that be something? >> match-up for another year. >> we'll see. this reminder to watch for updates on the nbc washington app on the confirmation hearing happening right now on capitol hill. in the last few minutes, senator jeff sessions has been questioned about the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. and protecting minorities from discrimination, specifically members of the lgbt community. you're looking at live pictures from the hill. he is expected to be the next attorney general. and after the break, this search for a cop-killer, and the warning for anyone who may be helping the suspecte gunman hdid
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you're watching news4 midday. a man accused of killing a police officer and wanted for questioning in his ex-girlfriend's murder is now on the run. there is a $60,000 reward for his arrest. nbc's jacob rascon has the latest on the manhunt in orlando. >> reporter: a massive manhunt through the night, but no sign of markeith lloyd, a man police called desperate and extremely
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dangerous, on the run after allegedly gunning down master sergeant debra clayton. >> we lost a guardian angel. >> reporter: clayton approached lloyd after receiving a tip he was in the area. >> when he realized that he wasn't going to be able to get around this officer, he pulled a gun and started shooting. >> we have one officer shot. >> reporter: lloyd's criminal history stretches back more than two decades, and includes a laundry list of felony charges and convictions. he had already been on the run for nearly a month after police say he shot and killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend, dixon. >> we're going to bring this dirt bag to justice and he's going to jail. >> reporter: as sergeant clayton's casket was escorted from the hospital, fellow officers fought back tears, remembering her as a wife, mother and dedicated community servant. she volunteered in programs to help young people, like brandon cunningham. >> she made me a better person. she is so much more than a
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mentor. >> reporter: officials believe the suspect, because he grew up here, might have had help, and they warn that anybody who helps him could also face serious criminal charges. the police chief says it doesn't matter where he goes, we'll track him down to the end of the earth. jacob rascon, nbc news, orlando. right now, jurors are deliberating whether to sentence the charleston church shooter to death. the same jury that convicted dylann roof is deciding his fate. jurors heard emotional testimony from survivors and victims' families yesterday. roof is representing himself. he did not call any witnesses or speak on his own behalf. and a new report says security lapses continue at the washington navy yard. three years after a deadly attack. in 2013, contractor aaron alexis killed 12 people inside building 197. the inspector general reported that the navy skimped on security improvements to that building in order to save
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that the private security guards were unqualified and poorly trained. the report also found lapses in the way the navy managed security clearances, even after that deadly attack. it was supposed to be the perfect christmas present, but it ended up costing a family everything. shannon williams and two sons are staying in temporary housing now after she says her 7-year-old hoverboard caught fire. the blaze broke out in her kids' room before spreading throughout their home in southwest washington. the hoverboard had been charging for about 35 minutes. >> it was sparking and it was smoking, and it was, like, flames coming up from the hoverboard. >> williams bought the whoever boar for about $200. >> scary. >> we're told the consumer product safety commission is investigating this incident. >> the cpsc actually says it's investigated more than 60 hoverboard fires in more than 20 states, and recalled more than half a million of these items i
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july with ten companies citing the lithium ion battery packs could overheat. you can find a list of the recalls on our nbc washington app. just search hoverboard recall. the gas line is fixed and the busy intersection at east market street and plaza street is now completely open. the line broke last night, and crews ran behind in their repairs. they wrapped up around 4:30 this morning and the road reopened by 6:00 before the morning rush. nbc 4 responds to a complaint over an out of control repair charge. a local homeowner said he couldn't get a straight answer from the company, he called consumer reporter, susan hogan, for help. >> so this step was almost all exposed. >> reporter: tom sherlock's 00 flooring was beginning to separate in this small area. >> we started to notice that where the carpeting comes up from our basement steps to where it marries up with the linoleum, there is a strep there, but it was separating. >> reporter: he truly didn't
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simply wanted the flooring company, flooring america, to come out and fix it. turns out, it wasn't that simple. >> we began contacting or attempting to contact the white plains store, and didn't have any luck. left some messages, and then after a while, it was not even a voicemail. >> reporter: we learned that particular franchise closed, so tom contacted another flooring america in the area. they asked for pictures. he sent them off, and waited. >> waited. we would call and leave messages and so on. and we would get a text or something that said we haven't forgotten about you and things like this. >> reporter: but did they? >> well, it seems like it. >> reporter: flooring america did eventually send him this proposal. >> the labor charge would be $287.50, and then the trip to come to maryland, i guess from virginia, would be $35. >> reporter: tom was floored, and let the company know it. and then he contacted nbc 4 responds. >> both my wife
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truth, we were almost embarrassed because some of the very important things you do. you know, helping people with wheelchairs and things like that. >> reporter: we contacted the company to explain tom's frustration. soon after, we heard back, and so did tom. >> and lo and behold, it was like two hours later, honestly. >> reporter: in a statement, the company tells us, it does charge a nominal trip fee based on the homeown homeowner's location. in this instance, we waived all fees for the customer and fixed the problem with an existing carpet that was unrelated to the flooring he purchased to ensure complete satisfaction. tom was completely satisfied. >> and it took them, honestly, about 20 minutes to fix the problem that we had been wrestling for three, four months. >> reporter: did he charge $322? >> didn't charge a penny. >> and if you can use some -- if you have a consumer problem and you could use some help solving it, call 844-nbc4-dc
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us know at washington.com/responds. well, who is a good boy? literally, police need your help to give this adorable guy an identity. he is a brand-new member of their k-9 unit. he will be trained to track down narcotics. right now, he does not have a name. so you can give police your ideas on their facebook, instagram and twitter pages. they say people can submit their ideas via social media. we're talking on our live feed right now, live on facebook, about some ideas and then they will narrow it down to make a poll of some of the names we like. we've got a couple here. bruce, roscoe, king george. >> king george. not prince george? >> what about you? >> i like a tough -- like buck or mac. >> buck. mac. you've got to say it like that, right? anyway, he's adorable. and he has a tough job. so definitely get your name ideas in. maryland lawmakers are working to protect
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prescription drug prices. the two things they're hoping to require drug makers to do. >> i've done this every day for -- since i've been driving seven years ago. come on, now. >> and he's talking about starting his own car to warm it up out in the cold. find out how police reacted to his routine and why he is outraged.
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oh, wow. take a look at this. damage caused by hurricane-force winds. this is out in colorado. trying to blow some people over there. winds reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, in colorado springs. glass windows shattered and the courthouse forced to evacuate. you can see the trucks turned over on their sides. tractor-trailers totally blown over. city leaders say this wind storm is one of three largest wind storms in recent
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out west and out in the rockies, you've got to feel for them. >> just the wind. a weird storm. we all know the feeling, climbing into your car in the cold. that's no fun. >> yeah. but we know letting it warm up, well, that's not always a fun thing, either. just ask the guy who got a ticket for doing that. >> come on, now. every person warms up their car. we live in michigan. >> you see the disparaging comments made about meister? drop dead. >> taylor posted a picture with a few choice words. we blurred out here. in michigan, it is against the law to leave your car running unattended with the keys inside. this guy says he was gone for about five minutes. the ticket has been shared a lot. >> yeah. >> he broke the law, you get a ticket. >> yeah, but i think that a lot of people can understand where he's coming from. a lot of people do that. they do. >> but it's not illegal in a lot of places. >> i'm always afraid someone is going to get in and drive my car away. >> which is what t
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tell you. don't leave your car just running. >> exactly. >> but we -- go ahead. >> no, but we know what it feels like to be really cold around here. it's been biting the last couple days. >> i was just walking down the hallway, and the back doors opened, and i was like, why is it so cold? because the door is open. and it is cold outside still right now. we're still below freezing. and it's already almost noon. so it's still another very cold start to the day. this afternoon, close to 40 degrees. here are four things you need to know. rain moving in late tonight, and if some of that moves in early enough before temperatures get too warm, we could see a breeze. icing period north and west, that would be freezing rain. but we will be watching this throughout the afternoon and this evening, as well. so make sure you tune in. rain overnight, because temperatures will continue to warm up. the warmup does begin, though, today. 60s in the forecast as we go into part of this week. currently at 30 degrees in the
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south wind, 12 miles per hour, still making it feel colder outside. here are the current temperatures, movedly around 30 degrees across the area. hour by hour through the afternoon, we will be mostly at about the mid to upper 30s. the radar, the snow from earlier, is moving out. here's a look at the timing. possible freezing rain by 9:00 p.m., north and west of the district. rain overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning. we could have some rain lingering. coming up, the ten-day forecast. >> thank you, sheena. college is expensive. so getting the most for your money is important. today some of the research has been done for you. a new list of the best online bachelor's programs in the country. plus, questions this morning about a dietary supplement that is used to improve memory. the legal battle right now between the maker of that supplement and the federal trade commission. that's next.
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scott macfarlane at the live desk with breaking news just in from prince george's county. former county council member and maryland state delegate, william alberto campos escobar pleaded guilty. it was just unsealed today and there will be a press conference at 2:30 this afternoon to announce details of it. we know it's a bribery case and we know from court filings reviewed this morning by news4, it was connection, among other things, for help with zoning rules, and with helping securing
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the former council member, former state delegate, campos escobar pleaded guilty in federal court and details just released. the press conference at 2:30. stick with us for details. right now, at the live desk, i'm scott macfarlane. for the second straight year, a private university is the top place to get your online bachelor's degree. emory-riddle told by temple, the university of oak and arizona state university. the u.s. world and news report says many public institutions on the list are hoping to use technology to expand their market profile. the report also says online degree programs are gaining in popularity, because of the flexibility they offer. you may have heard about that supplement -- aaron -- prevojen. they say it can sharpen your memory. nbc's kristen dahlgren tells us why a federal lawsuitay
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>> your brain is an amazing thing. >> reporter: you've probably seen the ad. >> the breakthrough in prevagen ul it improved memory. >> reporter: claimed and marketed as an over the counter supplement can improve memory in 90 days. but now the federal trade commission and new york's attorney general are charging the makers with making false and unsubstantiated claims. >> you can't make claims you can't back up with your own scientific studies and we're going to protect the seniors in new york and the seniors all over america from false claims. >> reporter: the complaint alleges manufacturer quincy bioscience failed to show that prevagen works on any measure of cognitive function. in a strongly worded response, quincy says we vehemently disagree. there is a large body of evidence that prevagen improves memory. there is no reason for a
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short-staff to rush this through. it costs $68 a bottle on amazon, cvs and walgreens. sales have topped 165 million. it is still being sold. while a judge will decide if the thousands who bought prevagen hoping to get their memory back should get their money back instead. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, new york. health advocates getting closer to making prescription drugs more affordable in the state of maryland. today along with state lawmakers, advocates are set to announce proposed legislation in annapolis. this is just one day before maryland's legislative session begins. one initiative would require companies to disclose the basis for high-cost drugs and also noted by the public of a price hike. a legislation would also give the attorney general authority to take action against price gouging. in news for your health today, as well, it's that time of year when everybody is sick. your
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they're sneezing, they're showing signs of coming down with something. but there are some simple solutions you can try to avoid getting that cold, especially when you are at the office. health experts recommend a hand sanitizer station or bring your own anti bacterial hand gel so you can clean up when you need to. you have to clean your keyboard if someone else is sharing with you. there are some other suggestions to keep in mind. >> i've been using napkins on doors, and, yeah, i've been taking a lot of vitamin c and putting a scarf around my face whenever i'm around sick people. >> that's a lot. she's doing a lot. >> rolling your eyes. here's some etiquette. give people their personal space. don't encourage people to stay at work when they're sick. and gently encourage everyone to clean their work spaces regularly. i always use personal space. >> you afraid to be around your co-workers. >> also, don't shareo
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phones. you know, it's always weird when someone takes your phone. >> that's right. so if you're parents, you likely already know that kids are expensive. >> that's right. the golden handcuffs. now there are some numbers to back that up. the usda is out with its annual report that tracks the cost of raising a child. it will cost $14,000 every year. that totals more than $233,000 between birth and age 17. these numbers are for 2015 and are 3% higher from the year earlier. so if you're having a kid now, or you had one last year, it's going to be higher than that. >> more than that. >> if you're on trend. >> keep my money to myself. >> >> that's your plan. >> take a trip. >> doing well so far. pitched through, and still won the cy young award. pretty huge. >> almgo
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>> thank you so much. >> and the gift of life. what prompted a woman to give her kidney to a complete
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he was the best pitcher in the national league this past season, and now we know, nationals' star max scherzer did it with a broken finger on his pitching hand. he found out about a stress fracture back in august.
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the cy young award. his symptoms came back last month. he's rehabbing the finger for now, but should be good for spring training. >> all right. well, for the past 23 years, nbc 4 has been working for you in the community by hosting the health and fitness expo. and one woman who returned to the expo this past weekend came with a very special story to share. >> she donated a kidney to a stranger after being inspired by what she learned at last year's expo. amy cho was there when both the donor and recipient met at george washington university hospital for the first time. >> we're here today, because i donated my kidney to a complete stranger about two weeks ago. >> reporter: meet sara, a photographer for gw's medical school, taking pictures at nbc 4's health and fitness expo last year brought into focus how she could help. >> the health and fitness expo was a cool event, when i first started finding out how high kidney disease is in the d.c.
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save somebody's life and i will live the rest of my life the same as before, why not. i gave up two weeks of my life to save someone else's. >> reporter: that life she saved -- >> the angel came down and here we are. >> reporter: jose reyes, stage 5 did i do knee disease left him needing a new one. he says he didn't know if or when it would come. >> it's touching. but you have to bear with me for a minute. a lot of people prayed for me. my fiancee was with me. given an opportunity to try to see your kids grow and try to see my kids become an adult. and i feel like i've got a good chance now. >> reporter: the hospital's privacy policy meant they couldn't meet. that is until now. >> oh, my god. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: they now have a kidney in common. they have also got
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>> i'm going to ask. why? >> because i didn't need both of them. >> to give so much of yourself and on my part, to receive such a blessing is special. this is -- this is hard to even put into words. >> reporter: there is plenty of time for that. the two plan to stay in touch. >> if i have another child, boy or girl, guess what the name will be? >> sara. >> there you go. >> one more time, please? thank you so much. i appreciate you. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> reporter: in the district, amy cho, news4. well, today it's still going to be fairly cold outside. but temperatures will be topping out in the upper 30s. so about 10 degrees warmer than it was yesterday. take a look at the warmup coming up. 54 on wednesday, 53 on thursday. and a wintry mix of rain late tonight. that is going to wrap it up for news4 midday. thank you for joining us, yb
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